Albany shooting victim dies

ALBANY, Ga. — Herbert Williams Jr., 45, has died following injuries he sustained in a shooting more than a week ago, Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler confirmed Monday.

In less than four months, Albany has tied the number of homicide deaths that it had for 2012.

Williams was shot multiple times near 110 East Road around 3:45 a.m. on April 12, police officials say. According to the Albany Police Department report, the wounded Williams was able to stagger to the home of a nearby resident to seek help.

Officers arrived to find Williams lying in a grassy area near a carport. Williams was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, where his condition initially was listed as “stable but critical.”

Just a few hours before that took place — around 11:30 p.m. on April 11 — Terry Mack, 44, was shot to death while he was sitting in his 1997 Chevrolet Blazer near 231 Cone St., police officials say.

Williams is now the fourth fatal shooting victim for the year in Albany. Before Mack’s death, William Lamont Davis Jr. and Desmond Treon Williams were killed while standing near a vehicle outside of 514 Willard Ave. when the occupants of another vehicle drove by and opened fire on the evening of March 17, police officials say.

Williams had been on life support, Fowler said. His body will be sent to the crime lab for an autopsy.